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10 Playful Public Works of Art

A Virtual Flower Garden with Sound

Liverpool’s Clayton Square exploded with a colorful, blooming garden when new media artist Maria Stukoff made cheerful use of peoples’ Bluetooth devices in her installation, Every Passing Moment. When pedestrians moved across the shopping center, anyone with a Bluetooth enabled device saw a virtual flower being planted in a breathtaking landscape that was digitally projected onto a screen. Sound artist Jonathan Fischer created audio of running water and children laughing that emitted from speakers. If two people approached each other to talk, their flowers grew bigger. Casual onlookers passing by saw their flowers slowly fade.